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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2007

Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities Awards Grants

GALENA, IL – Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities, Inc., (JDCCFC) awarded $42,455.70 to
25 Jo Daviess County not-for-profit organizations at the fourth annual JDCCFC grant presentation
held June 21 at The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel.  The volunteer organized not-for-profit, JDCCFC,
is a fundraising body with a mission to facilitate and assist charitable causes throughout Jo Daviess County.

An additional $23,767.00 in proceeds from the 2006 Galena Country Fair have been distributed to
the following not-for-profit organizations: $15,390 to Jo Daviess County parishes and organizations that supplied workers for the 2006 fair, $300 to the Galena Police Department, $300 to Galena Area Emergency Medical Services, and $7,777.00 to the City of Galena which was equal to half of the
2006 Galena Country Fair gate receipts. The grants and donations contributed from the 2006 fair
total $42,455.70.

Held in picturesque Grant Park overlooking historic Galena, Illinois, the Galena Country Fair is a Columbus Day weekend tradition. The 2007 Galena Country Fair will be held October 6-7 and
feature the work of more than 150 artists and crafters.  The fair boasts original handcrafted work including quality baskets, birdhouses, floral items, folk art, jewelry, metal work, paintings,
photographs, pottery, stained glass, wood items, wreaths and more.  Both days of the fair include
a farmers’ market, children’s games and prizes, a raffle, a wide variety of fair food and beverages,
and live musical entertainment.  

2007 Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities Grant Recipients

East Dubuque Police Department, East Dubuque, Illinois
$2,000.00 – squad radio replacement

Galena ARC, Galena, Illinois
$1296.00 – music explorers program

Hanover Ambulance, Hanover, Illinois
$1350.00 – pager/radio replacement

JDWI, Galena, Illinois
$2603.00 – AED/CPR mannequin

Menominee Dunleith Fire Department, Menominee, Illinois
$1150.00 – gas monitors

Family T.I.E.S., East Dubuque, Illinois
$1500.00 – car seat program

Galena EMS, Galena, Illinois
$1000.00 – EMS school visits

Jo Daviess County Radio Patrol, Galena, Illinois
$1482.50 – portable radios and headsets

Elizabeth Ambulance, Elizabeth, Illinois
$1000.00 – hydraulic lift

Tyler’s Justice Center, Stockton, Illinois
$1250.00 – caseworker funds

Warren Fire Department, Warren, Illinois
$1500.00 – extrication & stabilization equipment

Galena Police Department, Galena, Illinois
$1200.00 – volunteer citizen’s police academy

Stockton EMTs, Stockton, Illinois
$1854.20 – emergent port 02 vent CPAP oxygen delivery system

C.H.O.I.C.E.S. for Family Peace & Justice, Galena, Illinois
$1266.00 – emergency food & shelter program

Kiwanis Club, Galena, Illinois
$1000.00 – ARC scholarship fund

Hanover Fire Department, Hanover, Illinois
$2500.00 – ATV

Rainbow Ridge, Galena, Illinois
$580.00 – CPR Training

Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, Galena, Illinois
$1210.00 – operation night vision

East Dubuque Knights of Columbus, East Dubuque, Illinois
$3000.00 – relief program

Apple River Fire Department, Apple River, Illinois
$2889.00 – portable pump

Jo Daviess County Courthouse, Galena, Illinois
$1800.00 – AED machine

East Dubuque Fire Department, East Dubuque, Illinois
$1300.00 – fire prevention program

Riverview Center, Galena, Illinois
$3000.00 – prevention education

Warren Ambulance, Warren, Illinois
$2325.00 – rescue/bunker gear

Hospice of Northwest Illinois, Stockton, Illinois
$2400.00 – rainbow program

2007 Grant Award Total: $42,455.57

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